We need to urgently protect and restore 30% of Earth’s Biodiversity by 2030 Help us safeguard and restore Carlow’s Drummin Bog – the last remaining raised bog in the South East of Ireland. To support the Drummin Bog Project in 2023, the Drummin Bog Project committee are inviting those who may not have the time…
Creatively connecting care for wetlands: the wonderful Ardee Bog Cafe
Creative Drummin Bog Committee members Jules Michael and Cathy Fitzgerald were recently invited by the Friends of Ardee Bog to attend an imaginative, creative 3-day Bog Cafe in Ardee Co. Louth. They received a warm welcome and the event strengthened connections between many groups and individuals dedicated to creatively contributing to wetland restoration across Ireland….
‘Slow time on the Bog’: painter Mairead Holohan celebrates Carlow’s Drummin Bog
On International Bog Day, the Drummin Bog Project is delighted to share that a 2022 ArtLinks bursary is enabling south Carlow-based painter Mairead Holohan research and create new work in response to Drummin Bog and the local area. #Ireland #wetlands #beauty #creativity #art #internationalbogday #iucnpeat
Drummin Bog Project NPWS Peatlands Community Engagement Award work benefits nearby secondary schools
This is the second of two posts about how the 2021 NPWS Community Engagement Scheme Award extended activities to fulfil the aims of the Drummin Bog Project Last year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, Drummin Bog Project committee members, past Chair Martin Lyttle (a former geotechnical engineer) and Creative Drummin Engagement Artist, Jules Michael,…
NPWS Peatlands Community Engagement Award work supports a major step toward restoring Drummin Bog
This is the first of two posts about how the 2021 NPWS Community Engagement Scheme Award extended activities to fulfil the aims of the Drummin Bog Project Last year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, Drummin Bog Project committee members, past Chair Martin Lyttle (a former geotechnical engineer) and Creative Drummin Engagement Artist, Jules Michael,…
Drummin Bog Project donates trees to nearby national schools for National Tree Week 2022
The slip of paper which we sent out with each tree for planting and care. We are still getting great feedback about our initiative for National Tree week in March 2022. We were thrilled to deliver over 200 birch and oak trees to the three national schools of Scoil Moling (Glynn), St. Michael’s (Newtown) and…
Creative Drummin news: Arts Council to Collaborate ‘Art in the Landscape’ Offaly and Mayo seminar
As Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach, led by the Carlow Arts Office, and involving council staff, creative practitioners Jules Michael, Carole Nelson, cultural researchers and involving training from Cathy Fitzgerald’s Haumea Ecoversity – begins work on a new creative learning and community ecosocial engagement initiative funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Invitation to Collaboration…
Our Barn Owl nesting box has been installed on Drummin Bog!
Our Barn Owl nesting box has been installed on Drummin Bog! Read more about BirdWatch Ireland and community efforts to help this endangered red-listed bird species in South County Carlow as part of Creative Drummin – Druimín Cruthaitheach supported by Creative Ireland & Carlow Arts Office
Creative Ireland 2-day event draws enthusiastic crowds & Minister for Carlow Bog Banner Project
PLEASE NOTE: Access to Drummin Bog is limited due to the sensitive nature of the habitat and its status as a wildlife reserve. Great precaution must be taken in visiting the bog due to its unmarked deep drains, and other hazards. It is therefore recommended people do not walk on the bog alone. Children must…
The Drummin Bog: Banner Project (Phase 1) Schedule Announced- ALL WELCOME!
The Drummin Bog: Banner Project (Phase 1) Schedule Announced- ALL WELCOME to Drummond Hall, Drummond, Co. Carlow 15-16 Oct!